Maintaining a healthy body has always been one of the top priorities for many people.
Diet plans are formulated to maintain your health and body.
As they say, “Health is wealth.”
In this scramble for staying healthy and eating less, sometimes all you eat is an energy bar and you claim to be ready for the day.
It is not the amount of food you eat, it is the number of calories you intake.
So, we should always be in the search for food with low calories and high nutrients.
Carrots fit these requirements. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Carrots can be considered to be sitting at the epitome of healthy vegetables and they are an essential part of your diet.
Carrots can also help in losing weight.
There are about 50 calories in 125 grams of raw carrot. This is three percent of the daily calorie budget in a 1500 calorie diet. If your aim is to lose weight, eating a carrot is probably the healthiest way. Boiled carrots have slightly more calories in it. 125 grams of boiled carrots has 54 calories in it. It also varies from what kind of dip you use to eat with it. Boiled carrots also experience a loss of antioxidants in the process of being cooked. So, raw carrots are better than cooked carrots when it comes to consuming fewer calories.
There are different types of carrots.
The most commonly known is the orange carrots which are high in beta-carotene.
Beta-carotene consists of 50% of Vitamin A.
Vitamin A can strengthen your eyes and aids in the prevention of dry skin.
Then there are other types of carrots such as purple carrots, red carrots, yellow carrots, white carrots and black carrots.
Here are some ways to incorporate carrots in your diet while not losing the taste.
The Dip Matters
You can eat the raw carrot with different kinds of dips to make it tastier. Some of the dips you can try are mayonnaise, guacamole, salsa, peanut butter, and yogurt and so on.
Regardless of the type of salad you make, carrots can be easily added in them.
If you have a sweet tooth, you can always make carrot cakes and eat them.
There are different kinds of sweets that include carrots in them. Some of those sweets are ladoos, burfi and the most commonly known, gajar ka halwa.
Carrots can also be turned into pickles.
This is a healthy way to consume carrots. There is thai carrot soup, creamy carrot soup, roasted carrot soup and so on. Take your pick and celebrate a healthy day.
Carrot juice is a go-to method when you are in a rush for work. Just take that carrot juice and gulp it within minutes. You are now filled with energy and are ready for the day
Although they are extremely beneficial to health, anything in excess is harmful to health.
Eating carrots every day can lead to having an excess of Vitamin A in your body.
This can lead to carotenemia, a disease that causes skin discoloration.
So, check that diet plan and have fun with your carrots.
-Written by Aaghna(Intern at BoldBlush)
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